The regionâ€™s water, land and wildlife resources are THE big topics in the review of the Condamine catchment natural resource management plan.
Community, industry and government are working together to update the Plan and set the priorities and targets for managing the catchmentâ€™s natural resources over the next five years.
â€œThe Plan undergoes a review every five years to reflect the changing issues affecting natural resource management in the catchment,â€ said Lucy Richardson, Condamine Alliance General Manager Programs.
â€œThe Plan is a big deal and itâ€™s essential we get it right so it reflects what the community wants and considers important,â€ Ms Richardson said. â€œIt is a living document that sets out the priorities and targets for the region based on extensive scientific review and stakeholder consultation,â€ she said.
â€œThe Plan considers local, regional, state and national priorities and also identifies the regionâ€™s major natural resource management challenges and opportunities and ways to address them.â€
Community members, industry and government are invited to be part of the review and share their knowledge and ideas for the development of the draft Plan.
â€œThe review is the ideal opportunity to have a say about whatâ€™s important and what needs to be done to make sure the Condamine catchment remains a healthy and productive home for everyone,â€ Ms Richardson said. â€œThe Plan deals with critical issues that affect the whole community so itâ€™s important everyone knows whatâ€™s going on and how to have a say.â€
A free community information session on the project will be held on Wednesday 19 February from 5.30pm â€“ 7pm at the Burke & Wills Hotel in Toowoomba.